but act locally.
Plan for the future,
but act in the present.
Dream of all the masterpieces you’d be thrilled to create,
but work on just one at a time.
Lust for every enticing soul you see,
but only make love to the imperfect beauty you’re actually with.
Allow yourself to be flooded
with every last feeling that bubbles up from your subconscious,
but understand that only a very few of these feelings
need to be forcefully expressed.
Be passionately attuned
to all the injustices and hypocrisies you see around you,
but be selective when choosing which of those you will actually fight.
-from Rob Brezsny’s Televisionary Oracle